Iconoclast Disruptive Personalities Portraits on iPad by Dinis Guarda
What is or makes an iconoclast? I have been thinking for a while what an iconoclast is and what make him or her redefine the iconography of his time and sometimes history. I decided to choose a number of personalities I admire or somehow understand what changes / mutations they operated with their disruptive visions in the mainstream established modus operandus and iconographies.
The book Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently by Gregory Berns Ph.D.describes an iconoclast as being someone who performs iconoclasm: “the deliberate destruction within a culture of the culture’s own religious icons and other established symbols". My drawings are precisely digital drafts of portraits of personalities that somehow have been performing a shift, some disruptive mutation in the notion of the symbolic, ideas, technology in society, whether through their ideas, actions, visionary technologies and radical or creative iconoclast personalities approach.